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21 08 2011

August 21
August 21, 2011:  The nation commemorates the 28th death anniversary of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Sadly, until now, the mastermind of the assassination has yet to be identified, defrosted or buried.

Former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. was assassinated 28 years ago. If Ninoy were alive today, the 500-peso bill would look dull.

Forty years ago, also on  August 21, nine people were killed and 90 others were injured when the campaign rally of the Liberal Party in Plaza Miranda was bombed. Or as Communist leaders would secretly call it, “a success.”

Hostage Crisis
On August 23, the country marks the first anniversary of the Manila hostage crisis. To refresh your memory, eight Hong Kong Chinese nationals were killed on that fateful day by the hostage taker who was fatally wounded. Among the survivors were 12 tourists, 1 travel guide, 4 Filipinos, Alfredo Lim, Rico E. Puno, and all of DILG.

A year ago on August 23, eight HK Chinese tourists were killed by a dismissed Filipino cop. It came to be known as the Manila hostage tragedy. Or as Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno would say, “my finest moment.”

Survivors and relatives of those who were killed in last year’s Manila hostage crisis are in the country to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy. They are expected to visit the site of the carnage. As a security measure, no Filipino cop will be allowed to go near the area.

Malacañang had said that President Aquino would not meet with the survivors and families of those who were killed in last year’s Manila hostage tragedy. The victims’ relatives were considerate though. They said they’re willing to meet anyone from the Philippine government – except for Edwin Lacierda.

The MILF
Reports say the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has splintered into five factions making it the most fragmented group in the country today. In close second is the Aquino Cabinet.

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front admits that renegade MILF Commander Ameril Umbra Kato is giving them headaches. Umbra Kato is like the Peping Cojuangco of President Aquino’s family.

The Joker
Reports say Sen. Joker Arroyo has called on the government to remove former President Arroyo from the immigration watch list. People are shocked. They were like, “Senador pa pala si Joker Arroyo?!?”

Television
According to a new study, every hour that you watch television after the age of 25 shortens your life by 22 minutes… fueling rumors that Imelda Marcos and Juan Ponce Enrile do not have TV sets at home.

The Superstar’s Status
Asked about the status of her relationship with (live-in partner) one-time rapper and one-time actor John Rendez, Nora Aunor said they’re “just friends.” By the way, the Superstar just turned 18 last May 21.

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“In order to be a diplomat, one must speak a number of languages, including doubletalk.”
~ Carey Williams

August 21st
On this day in…
1986: Usain Bolt was born. His mother labored for only 9.58 seconds, the fastest in history.

Have a great week ahead!

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18 responses

21 08 2011
danny

…this historical era of the philippine politics shocked the world… and soon after, the filipinos. sa sobrang shock, ninakaw lahat ng paintings at mga gamit sa malacanang. lahat may mga bitbit paglabas ng palasyo. para bang riot sa UK recently.

hugely profited by this was a man who now enjoy singing “wilhelmus” in the hague.

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21 08 2011
danny

“Sadly, until now, the mastermind of the assassination has yet to be identified, defrosted or buried.”

…hehe identified na Prof. idi-defrost na lng at bury sa Batac. kaya mo ba interview ung kaluluwa niya bago siya ilibing ha Prof.? pra nman mabasa natin ung side niya hindi ba? suspect din kasi ung cuz’ na laging lasing.

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21 08 2011
eneoeemei

Though Hiroshima is far from home Im still updated by the issues coz of your blog 🙂 More power Mr Heckler

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22 08 2011
libertas

An extract from ninoy aquino speech in the US shortly before his murder. No wonder the oligarch mafia didn’t want him to return. It reads like his own death warrant.

“Finally I do not believe in the monopoly of basic
industries. Why should one family monopolize
one electric company in the Philippines? Or why
should one family monopolize the ownership of
one airline company in the Philippines? Or why
should one company monopolize the telephone
company in the Philippines? Since the
government is funding all of these to begin with,
these families are borrowing from government
institutions and must depend on government
guarantees, then I say let the government own
them and let the people share in the profit.”

the ‘smiling dog’, as he is called in hong kong is the polar opposite of his father. The runt of the litter. Kris has a similar sounding title. What a screwed family.

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22 08 2011
Phil Cruz

Libertas, naughty naughty.

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23 08 2011
Centrino

“Since the government is funding all of these to begin with, these families are borrowing from government institutions and must depend on government guarantees, then I say let the government own them and let the people share in the profit.”

Was Ninoy talking about Hacienda Luisita?

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23 08 2011
hikatalomato

agree

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22 08 2011
libertas

Rigged elections, wholesale corruption( politicians, generals, judges, police, govt officials), monopoly businesses, no freedom of information, journalist killings, no freedom of expression or art, rampant crime and murder, justice a joke, mafia-style families in charge, widespread poverty, a climate of fear.
Libya, syria, egypt – no – the philippines.
So much for ninoys vision.

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23 08 2011
hikatalomato

here comes the chorus. ready sing!

it’s the end of the world as we know it.
it’s the end of the world as we know it.
it’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

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24 08 2011
etchosera

may tama po talaga kayo, Auntie Liling!

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22 08 2011
ajg

” Sadly, until now, the mastermind of the assassination has yet to be identified, defrosted or buried.” haha panalo tong libe na to!

Have a great day everyone!

Greetings from Dubai! 🙂

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22 08 2011
senior60

sabi siguro ni nora, you asked foolish question, you got

foolish answer

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24 08 2011
etchosera

Ay pulis!

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22 08 2011
youknowicanseeyou

you got me at that TV joke! hahaha. how do i vote for you at the Tatt awards?

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22 08 2011
22 08 2011
Anonymous

senator pa pala si joker. benta!

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22 08 2011
Phil Cruz

The Joker stays submerged and hibernates… and comes up for air only when his Queen is in a tight situation.

The guy should be at her side wherever she goes.. even if she leaves the country never to come back. After all, a Queen cannot be without her court jester by her side.

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3 09 2011
acer9alhmar

i want to know and understand what happened to the once admirable and commendable good senator, joker arroyo, tsktsk… feeling ko mas pangit pang maging “once great” than ” the late” yun lang.

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